Grateful Dead Live at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA on 1978-12-30
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Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Stagger Lee, Passenger, Tennessee Jed, Minglewood Blues, Sugaree, Promised Land
I Need A Miracle-> Bertha-> Good Lovin', Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Playin' In The Band-> Shakedown Street-> Drums*-> Ollin Arrageed-> Saint Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Around & Around**, E: One More Saturday Night
*W Hamza El Din, **W Lee Oskar
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|They Love Each Other|
|Mama Tried ->|
|Looks Like Rain|
|The Promised Land|
|I Need A Miracle ->|
|Scarlet Begonias ->|
|Fire On The Mountain|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|Shakedown Street ->|
|Ollin Arrageed* ->|
|Saint Stephen ->|
|Not Fade Away ->|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->|
|Around And Around**|
|One More Saturday Night**|
SBD -2 db
Aud -8 db
** some minor mix adjustments here and there when needed **
Matrix by dusborne using Adobe Audition CS6 and Audacity 2.0
* With Hamza el-Din
** With Lee Oskar on harmonica
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- 2013-01-06 22:27:48
- Los Angeles, CA
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- Matrix from: Soundboard (shnid:34261) Recording Info: SBD>Rm>Reel>Cass>Dat; Transfer Info: Dat(Sony R500)>Prodif Plus>Samplitude v6.0>SHN and Audience (shnid:19417) MAR (Taped by Greg Schug, 2 Neumann KM84 mics > Nagra 45 half track, on Maxell UD at 7.5 ips) > Technics 1506 playback > Cardas audiophile cables > HHB CDR 800 master CD > Samsung SW-232B extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > .shn encoding (mkwACT v0.97 beta 1)
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- Matrix by dusborne
- Pauley Pavilion, UCLA
Subject: Matrix is a blast, Clive who? Nagra v.s. my J.V.C. behind!
Firstly, who is "Clive" that Weir substitutes for "life" Jack Straw? Bob Weir is referring to Clive Davis the head of Arista Records with whom they had recently signed a contract with for the "Terrapin Station" & "Shakedown Street" albums. He was apparently in attendance here, but supposedly complained that they didn't play "any new" or was it "many" tunes! Oh, contraire, indeed they played five tunes from the "Shakedown Street" album alone and one from the Terrapin Station album!
It certainly isn't the only time I've heard Weir say the following in "Mexicali Blues" but not often "Everybody Polka" since the rhythm of that song is in a polka style. Check out the way Jerry really powerfully instrumental especially the final C chord of (as I am at this moment feeling the chills all over not just in my spine as I listen again now) definitely the greatest version I ever heard "Tennessee Jed". Absolutely unique, I never elsewhere quite heard him grab that chord like he does here!
This is the only time I ever saw "St. Stephen" (Even, though I did see the live T.v. broadcast of the next night)! Despite my obvious apparent bias for this one here I'm convinced it is relatively, if not absolutely unique, if for no other reason than the fact that Garcia uses the envelope filter, yet not the only time as well as save perhaps the next day at Winterland but still fairly rare; however even more importantly unique to this one here comes in the instrumental jam part where unusually in the fact Garcia plays the progression in the opposite direction in terms of ascending verses descending, unlike every other I can recall! Why and how do I know this to be the case, over, above and beyond having simply been fortunate enough to have listened to it from right away after the amazing performance? (see below). And besides, if that ain't enough, this was by far the very best ever performance of "Olin Arrageed" with Hamza El-Din. Superior even than any of the ones at Winterland, and even more so than the rather future dull performances! This monumental performance is not only well over 3 hours in with this 12 song 1st set (one of the three longest I ever saw) was tough to record without any cuts!. Mine was not perfect, although I got all the way through to the end, with Mathew Kelly on Harmonica etc., unlike even this here soundboard (not counting its patches) which ends all together going to another audience recording somewhere in "St. Stephen". For the encore, since the show was so long, I was forced to use a lesser quality grade of tape (see below), rather than all before on Maxell XLSII. And the encore "One More Saturday Night" isn't the best I've ever heard but it still it cooked!
I was recording from well in front of the board; I do recall I was ~10-20 feet in front of that a guy with the Nagra! I still remember it in color from having been looking at them through my binoculars, with my elbows each steadily planted on either side of my recorder strapped around my neck, with my microphones strapped one to each side of binoculars. (My J.V.C. KD2 (which I bought in the middle of the Winterland shows in October), with super ANRS noise reduction which alone is far better than Dolby B and at least comparable with but not compatible with Dolby C) I vigorously contend is better than the important to note still not yet been released for another =/< 4 months well known future as a common standard machine, namely the Sony D5 and later still, D5M. This is despite in being somewhat bigger in size giving it besides the results themselves which obviously are most important, in its use better metering in terms both of sight and control as an analogy but not exactly the same relational difference for example, the differences in readout/control (smooth or the lack there of) between the D6 vs. the D5 metering. Which turned out great!
Oh well, I hope who took my recording away from me several years later eventually came to appreciate what he had obtained, but I have strong doubts of that and suspect it may have been erased or trashed, boo-hoo! Regardless, of what was my great fortune for a while that turned rotten, I can assure you that this is highly recommended!